Libraries and some community services to open

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From Tuesday, May 19 afternoon the library in Two Rocks will be open but the community centre will be closed until phase 3 of the relaxation of Covid-19 restrictions.

FROM tomorrow afternoon libraries in Two Rocks and Clarkson will be open but community centres will be closed until phase 3 of the relaxation of Covid-19 restrictions.

Other City of Wanneroo community services to open from 3pm on Tuesday, May 19 include tennis courts, community barbecues and playing fields.

People will be able to borrow items from the libraries in Two Rocks and Clarkson – a limit of 20 people in each library will apply – but public computer access will be restricted to one hour only (with cleaning to happen after each use).

The libraries will not be running programs.

The opening hours for playing fields with access for regular hirers only will depend on availability and again be limited to 20 people.

Social distancing regulations will apply at the city’s libraries, tennis courts, community barbecues and playing fields.

The Clarkson Youth Centre will open on Wednesdays and Fridays from 3.30pm to 6.30pm for drop in service, games and recreational activities with a limit of 18 people and social distancing regulations to apply.

Wanneroo and Yanchep youth centre’s will remain temporarily closed.

Another of the city’s community services to stay closed includes the Yanchep Two Rocks Access Centre (TYRAC).

Other services not due to open until phase 3 of the McGowan Government’s Covid-19 Roadmap to Recovery include the city’s community transport program, art gallery, museum, Cockman House and Buckingham House, Kingsway Indoor Stadium, skate parks, playgrounds and outdoor gym equipment.

Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts said there was no doubt many  residents would be pleased to see services and facilities re-open.

“The city’s priority is the health and well-being of our community and we are implementing the state government issued COVID-19 Safety Plans for all facilities and services scheduled to reopen,” she said.

“City staff are undertaking additional training to ensure the health and safety of patrons and our cleaning regimes are being increased.”

“We are all in this together and it is important that our patrons continue to follow social distancing guidelines, including the four-square metre rule.

“People who feel unwell or who have been in recent contact with someone who is unwell are asked to remain at home.

“By working together and by adhering to state government regulations and guidance we can limit the spread of COVID-19.”